19th Annual

Phoenix Film Festival

April 04, 2019 to April 14, 2019

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Feature Films - US Made
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. MADE IN UNITED STATES

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Live Action Short Films - US Made
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty(30) minutes in length. FILMS IN THIS CATEGORY MUST BE MADE IN UNITED STATES.
College Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. In order to qualify for this category filmmaker must have been in college when film was made.

We recommend that Arizona students submit to the Arizona Student Film Festival at AZStudentFilmFestival.com
Animated Shorts
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. Films submitted in this category must be animated.
World Cinema Shorts - Made Outside US
A Short Film has a total running time under thirty (30) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film made in and represented by a nation other than the United States.
World Cinema Features - Made Outside US
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film made in and represented by a nation other than the United States.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Documentary Feature - US Made
This category is for documentaries over 60 minutes in length.

Films must be from United States. All others should submit in World Cinema Features
Short Documentary - US Made
This category is for documentaries under 30 minutes total running time. Film must be made in the United States
Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search
We're looking for top-notch UNPRODUCED screenplays. Screenplays must be less than 25 pages.
Arizona Shorts - Made in Arizona
This category is for short films, under thirty (30) minutes, that were made in Arizona.
Medium Length Documentaries - US Made
This category is for medium-length documentaries whose running time is between 31 and 59 minutes total running time. Docs 30 minutes and under should be submitted to the Short Documentary category and docs 60 minutes and over would be submitted to the Documentary Feature category.
The film must be made in the United States
African American Directed Features - US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by an African American filmmaker.
African American Directed Shorts - US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an African American filmmaker.
Latino American Directed Features - US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by an Latino American filmmaker.

Films must be made in the United States.
Latino American Directed Shorts - US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an Latino American filmmaker.

Films must be made in the United States.
Native American Directed Features - US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by a Native American filmmaker.
Native American Directed Shorts - US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an Native American filmmaker.
Arizona Features - Made in Arizona
This category is for feature films, over sixty (60) minutes, that were made in Arizona.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Well, it's the glorious time of the year when we are open for submissions. We're super excited for the 19th Annual Phoenix Film Festival and we want you to be too. Last year we expanded the film festival to 11 days with great success. We had the pleasure of entertaining 28,000 people with the awesome films from so many great filmmakers. Our festival happens from April 4 to April 14 in the very northeast corner of Phoenix on the border of Scottsdale. We have a fancy theatre, responsive audiences and plenty of cool kids on our staff to make this the greatest experience of your life. Or at the least, pretty damn good.

We hope you consider submitting and trusting us with your film. Keep on reading if you want to hear us brag about ourselves, our marketing people insist we do. We also have some quotes from our great filmmakers. And now onto the superlatives.....

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

The Phoenix Film Festival annually holds 300 screenings, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars to capacity audiences of over 28,000. The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the state of the art gorgeous Harkins Scottsdale/101. All parties and workshops are held in the Party Pavilion just outside the theatre. Which means everything you need is right on site.

Don't just take it from us, here are just a few comments we received from our past filmmakers......

“I can't say enough about this festival. It was the best experience I've ever had at one of these things. With 300 volunteers, unbelievable theaters, VERY friendly staff and all the hook ups (food, booze, gifts) it was amazing. I came here with my first feature film and they treated me like a rock star. It was amazing. DEFINITELY submit here. THANK YOU PHOENIX!!"
Serge Kushnier, Director, “The Idea of Manhood”

“Best. Festival. Ever. Our film went to a lot of festivals all over the world, we won Academy-qualifiers and opened a couple of very prestigious fests, but Phoenix wiped the floor with most of them in terms of their top festival staff, top volunteers, top cinemas and top filmmakers attending. Awesome event.."
Ivo Marloh, Director, "All the Wild Horses"

"I had an amazing time at your festival. Your team is impressive, the communication outstanding, and the entire experience was terrific. The filmmakers were fantastic, the volunteers, the venue, the love. Clearly PFF puts filmmakers first – and that came through in every aspect of my time in Phoenix. I’m so impressed with the amazing festival you’ve built, and thankful to have been part of it. I look forward to coming back again."
Mark Maxey, Director, "Up to Snuff"

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program on the Phoenix Film Foundation. The Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona.

ORGANIZERS

Jason Carney (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

1. Premiere Requirements:

Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from January 1 to April 30, 2019 if selected.

Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere.

The Phoenix Metro Area includes the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Maricopa, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Goodyear, Sun City, Avondale, Tolleson, Buckeye, Ahwatukee, Sun Lakes, Apache Junction, Laveen, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Paradise Valley and Queen Creek.

2. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c- I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.

d- Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).

e. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

f. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

g. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.

h. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.

i. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Premiere Requirements:

Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from January 1 to April 30, 2019 if selected.

Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere.

The Phoenix Metro Area includes the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Maricopa, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Goodyear, Sun City, Avondale, Tolleson, Buckeye, Ahwatukee, Sun Lakes, Apache Junction, Laveen, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Paradise Valley and Queen Creek.

2. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c- I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.

d- Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).

e. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

f. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

g. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.

h. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.

i. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival.